Chapter 1. Introduction to Couchbase

This chapter will introduce a new type of database technology called NoSQL. You too are a contributor to the evolution of this technology. Surprised? You do have a Facebook account, upload pictures, and use messenger services, such as WeChat, WhatsApp, right? The data in these are generated at a fast rate and in huge amounts (terabytes per day). They also vary in format or structure. We usually use the term big data for such types of data. Such large amounts of data can't be handled by a traditional relational database management system. That is why a new way needs to be discovered to solve this. This is how NoSQL came into existence. This chapter will introduce you to NoSQL and its fundamentals. Next, you ...

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